I visited a National Trust property called Bourne Mill today and made a strange find. Down in the depths of Bourne Mill on the centre of the wall facing the large internal waterwheel is this face, roughly 30cm high. It’s obviously been badly damaged. No one seems to know who it is meant to be and why it is there. The people care taking the property are trying to find out what it is with no success so far. One theory is that it might be the face of a roman goddess of the water. The local historian can't find any other instants of this anywhere else.
Bourne Mill was built in 1591 in the town of Colchester. If anyone has any ideas as to what/why its there, please let me know.